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Synopses of contemporary Japanese literature

Synopses of contemporary Japanese literature

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Published by Kokusai Bunka Shinkōkai in Tokyo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Japanese fiction -- Stories, plots, etc.,
  • Japanese literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Novelists, Japanese -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled by Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai.
    SeriesJapanese life and culture series
    ContributionsKokusai Bunka Shinkōkai.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL740.6 .S97
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5079753M
    LC Control Number74150624

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Synopses of contemporary Japanese literature (Japanese life and culture series) on *FREE* shipping on qualifying cturer: Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai. Synopses of contemporary Japanese literature. Tokyo, Kokusai Bunka Shinkōkai, (OCoLC) Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Kokusai Bunka Shinkōkai.

OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Title appearing on volumes 1 and 3: Introduction to contemporary Japanese literature. Description: volumes ; 25 cm.

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